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Sam Giammalvo's

Sam Giammalvo's Auto Sales & Service Inc. is a family owned business established in 1960 by Sam Giammalvo. As an automotive technician and then, later, auto salesman, Sam recognized the need for a professional, reliable, and above all, reputable, expert in the automotive sales and service industry. 

Sam originally started in a smaller sales only facility. Numerous expansions have taken place over the years, and as of this writing, he now offers the largest selection of late model automobiles in the area. In addition, his service facility has taken giant leaps in size, technology, and most important, customer satisfaction. 

The service department is constantly purchasing the latest modern automotive diagnostic equipment, such as, Alldata's Automotive Diagnostic Repair Database which accesses the latest daily technical communications from all automotive manufactures throughout the country. They also own the hand held "Snap-on Scanner" which allows technicians to record critical data from a vehicles onboard computer system while driving, and then, back at the dealership, the technician can feed that recorded data into a large computer system for analysis. 

In the late 1970's Sam's son Glenn joined the company as an automotive reconditioner, and then worked as an automotive technician. Glenn is currently the shop's Service Manager. Glenn holds a degree in Automotive Science from Franklin Institute of Boston. He is also a Certified Master Automotive Technician and Advanced Level Certified (L1) by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. 

In the mid 1980's Sam's youngest son Mark, joined the company as an automotive reconditioner. He  now specializes in a wide range of duties from driveability diagnostics to design of our newsletter, web site, and management of our employee health care and retirement plans. Mark, who has been with the business for over 20 years, is a Certified ASE Master Technician and Parts Specialist. He also holds the L1 certification, and has an associates degree in business management from Bristol Community College. Mark is also the past secretary of the Alliance of Automotive Service Professionals of Massachusetts, (AASP-MI). 

Mark and Glenn are also both contributing writers for Motor Age Magazine and have written for various other industry publications. 

Today the entire facility provides employment for over twenty families. 

The Giammalvo Legacy

Front door

View of the front of the new building back in 1971

Sam at door

Sam at the front door during the Grand Opening in 1971

Sam and Vic

Sam and his General Contractor, Vic Fluerent, at the Giammalvo's Grand Opening
(Vic built many large buildings, including the Pattic Pub, which is now the Pasta House of Fairhaven)

Sam and Tony

Sam and Parts Supplier, Tony Lacava

Sam & Neil

Sam in the office with his buyer, Neil Patterson

Sam at grand opening party

Sam at the Grand Opening Celebrations in the new Service Department

Joe Caesar

Our first Service Manager, Joe Caesar, conversing with a customer via phone.

Sam Giammalvo's Auto Sales, Inc.
1476 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 999-3213